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Old 04-05-2015, 09:43 PM   #1
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1st Weekend camp out

1st weekend w my wife and actually enjoying new XLR Hyper Light 29hfs for Easter Weekends :

Sorry Long Post

Had no time to due any upgrades and now I definitely have a priority list.....

Before I get into it here's some eye candy from this weekend
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Had a great weekend at Ocean Shores, WA

Holy moly does my Quadrasteer GM tow way better than the f150 ecoboost w max tow - no comparison- - ok power about the same but towing behavior a huge difference Zero Sway w quadrasteer in tow mode had up to 70-75 the Eccoboost f150 did not like being over 65 and then you still needed to pay attention.

Very nice TH wife loves it BONUS 😍😍😍 had. Great Easter weekend

Some ask how long 100Gal water would last - well like u said w my wife it lasted a day and a half 😁

Now the bad

The heater the heater the heater - it's a bad choice from FR Its way not even close to being big enough to heat the hyper light 29 - it dropped to 43 degrees at night and basically ran the whole night w garage closed - which drains the single 12v battery to almost dead. The first day it was about 53 degrees it took over 2 hours to bring TH up to 71degrees and this was with help from a 1500watt AC heater too -

The garage why would you put beds in there if your gonna freeze every body / the garage is a freezer - it ran 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the rest of TH - I don't understand why FR does not insulate the floor -

XLR Hyper Light series could be the best in class period if FR would fix these issues --

And I have the Extreme Weather Package - I can't even imagine this TH without - FR must think everybody carries their own heaters or nobody camps in temps below 60degrees.

So priority 1 get heater resolved
2 install 4 12v batteries
3 insulate garage floor
4 insulate / sound proof generator
5 quick mounts for jacks - had to take mine off to clear driveway
6 install inverter/ solar system
7 install swivel mount for living room TV and change TV put
8 cut cover for sink in half - for more counter space and access to one sink
9 put magnets on both bathroom doors
10 install 2 more TVs

That's doable for now --😀😀😀😀

Happy Easter Everyone
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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looks great , you may want to insulate the rest of the unit also not just garage. So you having issues with the bathroom doors ? I'm on my way to get mine now and will be there Wed. Can't wait to see what will need to be done <G> Yours looks like it has a few more options such as the onboard gen
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:30 PM   #3
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1st Weekend camp out

Not really an issue it's an annoyance, when parked on uneven ground the doors don't stay where you want them-- it's the little things....... WW posted magnetic door holders - that what I'll be doing too --- FR should of made both doors sliders like the bedroom - this would create better flow - that might be on on # 20 list of things to do add slider to garage door. - yes I will have to fab - add on to current wall but looks like I have quite a few thing to get the garage the way I think it should be.


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Old 04-06-2015, 07:21 AM   #4
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Nice pictures. Being a mid-western type, never thought about camping on the beach. One more thing to add to the bucket list...
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:41 AM   #5
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Glad you were able to get out for Easter weekend. Here in Boston, it is still too cold and too much snow on the ground. Then it will take a while to dry out and the mud situation to improve.

It is always fun doing the mods on a new trailer. You get to make it your own.

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Old 04-06-2015, 08:43 AM   #6
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1st Weekend camp out

Fantastic 1st weekend more pics Ocean Shores, WA you can drive on the beach here - but didn't go too far w TH 😁
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Looks good. Enjoy!
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:46 PM   #8
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PH, I'd recommend going with two or four 6v batteries. You're going to get much better service out of them. I went with Lifeline AGM's. They are the best out there. Big bucks but are well worth it. You could start with two and go with two more if you feel you need more capacity. I got mine from Stored Energy Products who are the cheapest on the net.

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Thanks I have 4 12v now from my last RV -- deep cycle from Costco have held up very well - they have not been treated well lol, but have thought about going the 6v route -- I'm gonna need more amp hours in the beast to keep that noisy generator off
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Ah, using what what you have. Makes sense. I had 12v in all my previous RVs. I can tell you after one night of the furnace running on the way home from oh that the sixes are a huge improvement. Huge...
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